A Business Plan for Montana by Montanans

For Montana by Montanans
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Led by Sarah Calhoun, Owner of Red Ants Pants, and Scott Brown, Owner of the Base Camp, the Small Business and Downtown Key Industry Network (KIN) will be asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana's small business sector and downtown communities. Members of this KIN will discuss and formulate goals and objectives that will facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Reports:

Small Business and Downtown KIN Final Recommendations

09/29/15 - Meeting Agenda
09/29/15 - Meeting Minutes

04/21/15 - Meeting Agenda
04/21/15 - Meeting Minutes

01/13/15 - Overview and Next Steps
01/13/15 - Meeting Minutes
01/13/15 - Agenda

KIN Resources:

Presentation: Eocnomy in the Big Sky - Small Business & Downtown Focus | Census & Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce

Report: Labor Day Report 2015 | Department of Labor & Industry

KIN Membership:

Scott Brown, The Base Camp (Co-Chair)

Sarah Calhoun, Red Ants Pants (Co-Chair)

Charlie Beaton, Big Dipper Ice Cream

Brandon Cartwright, Faster Bassett Coffee and Crepe House

Nick Checota, The Top Hat Lounge

Tami Christensen, Tri-County Implement

Maggie Doherty, Kalispell Brewing Company

Mike Dowling, DSArchitects, PC

Nick Kujawa, Hennessy Market

Courtney McKee, Headframe Spirits

Alex 'Papu' Rincon, fourOsix

Serena Rundberg, Nova Cafe

Jim Stanger, Helena Motors and Helena Auto Center

Betty Stone, Cottonwood Inn

Al Swanson, A.L. Swanson Gallery

Anita Taubert, Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters

Robert Thaden, Tongue River Vineyard and Winery

Paige Williams, Film Spur and Porch Productions